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Kellie Lunney

Senior Correspondent Kellie Lunney covers federal pay and benefits issues, the budget process and financial management. After starting her career in journalism at Government Executive in 2000, she returned in 2008 after four years at sister publication National Journal writing profiles of influential Washingtonians. In 2006, she received a fellowship at the Ohio State University through the Kiplinger Public Affairs in Journalism program, where she worked on a project that looked at rebuilding affordable housing in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. She has appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, NPR and Feature Story News, where she participated in a weekly radio roundtable on the 2008 presidential campaign. In the late 1990s, she worked at the Housing and Urban Development Department as a career employee. She is a graduate of Colgate University.
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State Department unveils social networking site

December 1, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The State Department has launched a social networking site to promote international exchanges and enhance the United States' image abroad, particularly among young people. ExchangesConnect, administered by the department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, includes blog postings, photos and videos from users across the world interested in trading information ...

State Department unveils social networking site

December 1, 2008 The State Department has launched a social networking site to promote international exchanges and enhance the United States' image abroad, particularly among young people. ExchangesConnect, administered by the department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, includes blog postings, photos and videos from users across the world interested in trading information ...

New international development agency could emerge under Obama

November 13, 2008 A new agency promoting global development and democracy could evolve in the Obama-Biden administration. A nonprofit think tank on Thursday issued a series of recommendations for the incoming president, including exploring the creation of an independent development agency that consolidates the responsibilities of more than 20 disparate entities, such as ...

Directory of 'plum' federal jobs debuts

November 12, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The presidential campaign might be over, but the competition for jobs in the new Obama administration has only just begun. Comment on this article in The Forum.The 2008 Plum Book, the eagerly anticipated guide to more than 8,000 leadership positions in the executive and legislative branches, will be ready Nov. ...

OMB veteran will lead transition review of government operations

November 12, 2008 The Obama-Biden transition team has tapped a former top official at the Office of Management and Budget to lead a comprehensive review of government operations, including delving into personnel and procurement issues. Sally Katzen, a veteran of the Clinton administration, is one of 20 people named on Wednesday to oversee ...

Directory of ‘plum’ federal jobs debuts

November 11, 2008 The presidential campaign might be over, but the competition for jobs in the new Obama administration has only just begun. The 2008 Plum Book, the eagerly anticipated guide to more than 8,000 leadership positions in the executive and legislative branches, will be ready Nov. 12. The Senate Homeland Security and ...

Immigration services bureau awards major IT task order

November 6, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The agency responsible for providing immigration services this week awarded a $500 million task order to consolidate its electronic filing systems during the next five years. Comment on this article in The Forum.U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, part of the Homeland Security Department, awarded IBM the project, which aims to ...

Immigration services bureau awards major IT task order

November 6, 2008 The agency responsible for providing immigration services this week awarded a $500 million task order to consolidate its electronic filing systems during the next five years. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, part of the Homeland Security Department, awarded IBM the project, which aims to reduce the processing time for naturalization ...

Presidential campaigns and Senate urged to expedite appointments process

September 25, 2008 To read tips from longtime federal executives on surviving the transition, click here. Designating senior career employees to serve temporarily in critical agency jobs during a presidential transition is not sufficient to maintain government continuity, the head of a good government group said on Thursday. "We have an amazing career ...

Senior diplomats in short supply

September 23, 2008 The Foreign Service needs more senior public diplomacy officers, a top State Department official told a congressional panel on Tuesday. "On the public diplomacy side, there is some positive news, but it's a grim picture overall," Amb. Scott DeLisi, director of career development and assignments in State's Bureau of Human ...